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Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe, was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Modern scholars count Marlowe among the most famous of the Elizabethan playwrights and based upon the "many imitations" of his play Tamburlaine they consider him to have been the foremost dramatist in London in the years just before his mysterious early death. Some scholars also believe that he greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was... Read More

BornBaptised 26 February 1564
Canterbury, Kent, England
Died30 May 1593 (aged 29)
Deptford, Kent, England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationPlaywright, poet
Years active1564–93
EraElizabethan
MovementEnglish Renaissance
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